Ronnie “Frog” Ray Light, 74 of Hoxie, died September 2, 2021, in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Born June 5, 1947, in Alicia; son of the late, Cleo and Thelma Hartley Light. Frog was united in marriage to Kathee Ketron on April 26, 1969. He was a Farmer; salesman, owner and operator of Lights Equipment; an auctioneer; a car dealer, and a public servant, holding the office of Constable and Justus of Peace. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge and of the Bono Antique Tractor Club.
Frog was a family man and served his community well, he donated countless hours helping with benefits and auctions, such as, Lawrence County Circle of Friends, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Winter Gala, Black Rock School Charity, NWTF, Ducks Unlimited, local Fire Departments, Fowler Center Fund, and to many others to mention.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Kristy Kaylon Light; one grandson, Jonathan Light Phillips; and two brothers, Jerry and Glen Light.
Survivors include his wife, Kathee of the home; two daughters, Shawnta (Randal) Whited of Walnut Ridge and Kamela Light of Hoxie; six grandchildren, Harley Light, Chance Phillips, Memory Light, Hannah (Brandon) Dawson, Weston and Ethan Whited; one great granddaughter, Londyn Kaylon Light; six brothers, Lavon (Betty) Light of Alicia, James Light of Holly Springs, MS, Gary “Hop” (Karen) Light of Minturn, Ben Light of Batesville, Jack Light of Centerville, TN and Charlie Light of Dallas, GA; three sisters, Jone (Ray) Dacus of Walnut Ridge, Janet (John) Staudinger of Winchester and Sharon Goodwin of Hoxie; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be Monday, September 6, 2021, at 1 P.M. in the First Freewill Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge with Bro. Tim Campbell officiating, and Weston Whited, Aaron Goodwin and Mrs. Lila Floyd speaking. Pallbearers will be Dave Fowler, Gary Little, Sam Allen, Hal Lady, Roger Goodwin, and Terrell Downing. Honorary Pallbearers are Paul Privett, Warren Fender, Hunter Jones, Jim Bollinger, David Ball, Debbie Henson, Mandy Burns, Scott Whitlow, Bucky Brewer, Byron Ford, Vivian Ford, Leroy Holms, Jase Richardson, Jerry Jones, Rodney Floyd, Boyce Dixson, Mitch Little, Allen Freer and Doc Harold Willmuth. Interment will follow in the Strangers Home Cemetery in Alicia.
Visitation will be from 11 A.M. till 1 P.M. Monday.